The Geography program develops and strengthens your ability to interpret and explain the occurrence, spatial distribution, and interrelationships of the Earth's physical features and social elements.

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Urban Studies

Urban Studies is a broad interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated understanding of the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural processes that shape urban life.

Earth Science

Earth Science

Earth Science is the study of the materials that make up the Earth and the natural and human processes that shape the landscape.

Winter courses

Open for Winter 2021

GEOG 254 Society & Environment

GEOG 280 Thinking Spatially in a Digital World

GEOG 408 Meteorology & Hydrology

GEOG 485 Quantitative Analysis

GEOG 506 Wind Science

GEOG 534 Geographies of Food

GEOG 553 Globalization and the City

GEOG 565 Spaces of Urban Politics

GEOG 583 Advanced Qualitative Methods

GEOG 584 Advanced Remote Sensing

GEOG 587 Geospatial Project Management

GEOG 588 Urban GIS



Winter 21 Courses

Interested in graduate studies?

Explore our thesis and course-based graduate programs and certificate.

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Thesis graduate programs

We offer students the opportunity to undertake thesis-based graduate studies leading to MA, MSc and PhD degrees. We also offer international students the opportunity to come to our department as Visiting Students.


MGIS Program

The Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) is an advanced course-based program with an independent research component renowned for its successful development of GIS professionals and academics.

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Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Get a career edge – learn how to integrate geospatial technologies in your work and your future career.

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